Water Heater Installation, Repair, & Maintenance Services in Delaware
At Burns & McBride, we offer the best in water heater services. Our Delaware-based company has been repairing, replacing, installing, and efficiently maintaining water heaters for more than 70 years.
Water Heater Installation
If you’re looking to get a new hot water heater, it’s possible our experienced professionals can utilize your current plumbing and energy arrangement. This saves you both money and time when possible
We can also install a new tankless or heat pump water heater in your home (in Delaware or in several counties in PA and MD) without changing your current energy supply. We’d simply connect your new tank to your current setup.
Talk to us. We'll work with you to fit your needs.
Water Heater Maintenance
It’s always unfortunate when hot water becomes suddenly unavailable. Thankfully, with consistent maintenance offered by the professionals at Burns & McBride, you can make sure your water heater is always ready when you need it. Never be surprised with a cold shower again!
Having your water heater undergo routine maintenance will ensure that it gets a tune up whenever needed, so it lasts longer and performs better. Burns & McBride can help you get the most out of your HVAC equipment, offering invaluable peace of mind.
Water Heater Repair
At Burns & McBride, our heating and cooling experts are highly trained and experienced, ready to help with whatever water heater services you may require. With more than 70 years in the area, we’ve seen it all.
Traditional Water Heater Services
If you currently have a traditional tank water heater, we specialize in various services such as repairs and installations, with various fuel choices such as gas, electric, and oil-fired.
If you are considering installing a traditional water heater, read on to learn how they differ from tankless systems, and the pros and cons of traditional over tankless. We also define heat pump water heaters, which are currently supported by tax rebate incentives.
Tankless Water Heater Services
The tankless water heater has progressively become more popular over the last decade. If you are looking to have a new water heater installed, or if your old water heater is beyond repair, you should seriously consider a tankless water heater.
What is a Tankless Water Heater?
Also referred to as an on-demand water heater, a tankless water heater produces hot water instantly. This provides hot water precisely when you want it. No more waiting for the water to heat.
Where the traditional tank water heater heats and stores the water, repeatedly tapping into its energy source to continually reheat the supply, tankless simply heats the water at the moment you need it. With no need to store water, tankless water heaters are compact and can be installed in areas with limited space.
Tankless heaters utilize natural gas, electric, or oil-fired for heating their water, passing the water over the heating element. As the water travels to you, the element heats the water.
The days of waiting for more hot water because both the dishwasher and washing machine are running simultaneously are a thing of the past!
These heaters are also highly energy efficient. Since they only use the energy on demand, instead of heating and reheating the same water over and over, this conserves energy and keeps your energy bill low. Tankless water heaters also offer both indoor and outdoor installation options, giving even more flexibility for their usage.
Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heaters
The newer standard water heaters are much more energy efficient than the energy guzzlers of the past. And since tankless water heaters are not optimal for every Delaware residence, installing a newer tank model might be perfect for your lifestyle and needs.
These traditional tank heaters are less expensive to install than tankless water heaters, so this may be an appealing factor in your decision-making process if you are considering having a new water heater installed.
Heat Pump Water Heater Services
There is a third form of water heater becoming increasingly popular in the Delaware area.
Heat pump water heaters are hybrid water heater systems that use up to 70% less energy than traditional water heaters, saving homeowners hundreds of dollars a year. If your current water heater is leaking, struggling to provide hot water, or simply aging and you’ll know you’ll need a new one soon, it’s worth considering replacing it with a heat pump water heater.
They are called hybrids because they are able to switch modes to operate like a standard electric model when needed. This flexibility allows heat pump water heaters to better balance efficiency and performance, using up to 70% less electricity.
Additional Cost Savings
Not only does a heat pump water heater save money by being more energy efficient, installation can be supported by a federal tax credit and a rebate from a program called Energize Delaware. This potentially makes the cost of installing a heat pump water heater lower than a standard electric water heater.
Energize Delaware will pay a rebate of $1,100 directly to the homeowner for the purchase of a qualifying ENERGY STAR electric heat pump water heater.
Federal Tax Credit:
Homeowners can also receive a federal tax credit in the amount of 30% of the job, up to a limit of $2,000 (must be an existing home and your principal residence).
Rebate and tax credit amounts are subject to change.
In additional to all that, Burns & McBride will offer:
- 0% financing for 24 moths
- Same day installation 00 but it today, it’ll be installed by tonight
- 10-year warranty
Call today to learn more about the incredible cost savings available with heat pump water heaters: 302-273-1341
We are also experts at repairing and maintaining these hybrid systems.
Does My Water Heater Qualify for Energize Delaware?
Energize Delaware is sponsored by the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility to help you save energy and money by paying for some of the cost of high-efficiency equipment.
To learn if your water heater installation or replacement qualifies, contact us. Through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program (HPwES), more than 5,000 Delaware property owners have taken advantage of the program to lower their energy costs and make their homes safe and more comfortable.
And we are experts in helping homeowners benefit from the program. As the largest participating contractor in our area, we’ve helped Burns & McBride customers receive more than $1,000,000 from this fund while cutting their average energy bill by 35 percent!
24/7 Support for Emergency for All Your Water Heater Service in Delaware
We understand the severity of having an emergency water repair needed. That’s why Burns & McBride offers 24/7 support for HVAC emergencies. We’ve been providing water heater emergency service to the Delaware area for decades, always aiming to complete the job to your absolute satisfaction on our first visit.
If you have an emergency HVAC situation, please call our 24/7 support line at 302-273-1341 to get help now.